8 05, 2019

Police Officer Visits Haven Patient Dressed as Spider-Man

By | 2019-05-08T15:25:36+00:00 May 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Officer Damon Cole, dressed as Spider-Man, recently traveled from Texas to Haven’s E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville to visit a young patient. Officer Cole’s goal is to visit any child battling illness that wants to see him. He comes dressed as their favorite superhero to inspire them to never give up, while also building [...]

4 03, 2019

Newberry Resident Donates Craft Proceeds to Haven

By | 2019-03-04T13:21:02+00:00 March 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Newberry Resident Donates Craft Proceeds to Haven

Holly Kraig Helton was deeply touched by a hospice experience last year and decided she wanted to contribute to Haven. After experiencing a hospice’s “wonderful care” for her mother-in-law in Mississippi, Holly traveled back to Alachua County and thought of a meaningful way she could honor her mother-in-law and give back: creating and selling stuffed [...]

27 02, 2019

Haven Director Recognized as Patriotic Employer

By | 2019-02-27T10:43:59+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Haven Director Recognized as Patriotic Employer

Chris Russell, Haven’s Hospice Director for the East Region, was awarded the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency. The individual award is given to employers who are supportive of service members. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve can nominate his or [...]

22 02, 2019

Event Planner Donates Wedding Flowers to Haven

By | 2019-02-25T10:01:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Event Planner Donates Wedding Flowers to Haven

St. Augustine event planner Karen Erwin has been coordinating with Haven for years to donate wedding flowers to hospice patients after events. Karen’s mother received someone’s wedding flowers when she was in hospice care in 2012, sparking Karen to implement flower donation in her own business. “I saw how excited the flowers made my mom [...]

7 02, 2019

Homeless Veteran Experiences Love and Respect at Haven

By | 2019-02-07T10:21:18+00:00 February 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Homeless Veteran Experiences Love and Respect at Haven

* * To protect the privacy of the deceased, we will be using the pseudonym “Joe” throughout this story.  Joe’s biggest concern was that his death wouldn’t mean anything. This Vietnam War veteran, who was in-and-out of homelessness his whole adult life and had no family, had not experienced much companionship in his life until [...]

31 01, 2019

Haven Celebrates Patient’s 100th Birthday

By | 2019-01-31T14:02:39+00:00 January 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Haven Celebrates Patient’s 100th Birthday

Gainesville resident Arnold Johnson, born on January 18, 1919, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Haven helped celebrate Mr. Johnson's life and birthday with balloons and a Legacy Project hand photography session. Gainesville Volunteer Coordinator Susie Finfrock delivers balloons to Arnold Johnson in celebration of his 100th birthday. Mr. Johnson, lovingly referred to as "Uncle Arnie" [...]

29 01, 2019

Haven Receives Plein Grant to Help Honor Heroes

By | 2019-01-29T15:46:31+00:00 January 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Haven Receives Plein Grant to Help Honor Heroes

Haven recently received a $15,000 grant from the Thomas A. Plein Foundation to help fund its veteran and first responder programs. The funds will partially cover expenses associated with Haven’s We Honor Heroes program, which shows appreciation for patients throughout Haven’s 18-county service area who have served in the military or as a first responder. [...]

14 01, 2019

Lake City Veteran Recognized for Military Service

By | 2019-01-14T16:21:04+00:00 January 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Lake City Veteran Recognized for Military Service

Lake City resident Steven Prather was recently recognized by We Honor Heroes volunteers from Haven. Prather is a United States (U.S.) Navy veteran who served in aviation for four years during Vietnam. Born in Georgia and raised in California, Prather was an automotive mechanic before and after his time in the military. Navy Veteran Steven [...]

24 12, 2018

Garden Clubs Spread Holiday Cheer at Haven

By | 2018-12-24T09:35:28+00:00 December 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Garden Clubs Spread Holiday Cheer at Haven

Garden clubs across the state have been uplifting spirits for Haven patients for a decade, and this year was no exception! To brighten spirits, the Marsh Landing Garden Club has delivered decorated trees to Haven’s Custead Hospice Care Center in Orange Park for 12 years, and the Four Seasons Garden Club has provided floral arrangements [...]

18 12, 2018

Bridgestone HosePower Donates Wreaths to Haven

By | 2018-12-18T08:28:40+00:00 December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Bridgestone HosePower Donates Wreaths to Haven

Haven Patient Care Manager Rebecca Rosano and Bridgestone HosePower employees Matt Tsukagoshi, Hiro Watanabe and Stephenie Paras pose with donated wreaths at the Custead Hospice Care Center. For the second year in a row, Bridgestone HosePower donated holiday wreaths to Haven’s Custead Hospice Care Center. An equipment supplier located in Orange Park, Bridgestone HosePower participates [...]